Some of my favourite nicknames for dietitians include: the food police, carrot-stick peddlers, sandwich doctors and the rabbit-food professors, just to name a few. However, gone are the days when dietitians would prescribe convoluted and restrictive diets. In fact, the only time I am ever strict with a patient is if they have kidney disease or a food allergy. Dietitians nowadays make recommendations that are not only tailored to the individual and comply with their food likes and preferences, but are also relevant and realistic. As a result I am confident that my clients don’t view me as the scary big bad wolf that some people seem to think dietitians are.
Here are some dietitians’ tricks of the trade; they may surprise you: